Salina, one of the seven volcanic Aeolian islands off the north coast of Sicily, may be familiar to film buffs if they remember the movie “Il Postino” which was filmed here. The movie recounts the fictional tale of friendship between the exiled Communist poet from Chile, Pablo Neruda, and the simple fisherman-turned-postman who delivers his mail every day. Several of the movie’s scenes were filmed on the beach at Pollara, located on the island’s northwestern shores.
— This great Note was contributed by Monique Quesada for the 1st Anniversary Readers Note Contest. Thank you!